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Recently run applications and documents
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Published on 08/4/2005
 
Every time you open up a document or launch a program Windows Vista keeps track of this information to build the list of application for recently run applications and recent documents list.

Recently run applications and documents

This can be a convenience or it can be a privacy problems if you use a shared computer.

  1. Right click on the taskbar and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Start Menu tab.
  3. Uncheck Store and display a list of recently opened files.
  4. Uncheck Store and display a list of recently opened programs.
  5. Hit OK and you are finished.